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Two-Tail Long Tail Cast On

The Long Tail Cast On is a popular cast on method due to the fact that it’s quick, easy, and leaves a flexible edge. One downside to this cast on is that you need to estimate the length of the tail before starting the project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work…

Fixing Basic Yarn Over Mistakes

For knitting projects that use lace stitch patterns, many knitters find it helpful to use stitch markers to keep track of stitch pattern repeats. The advantage to using stitch markers for these projects is that it makes it easier to find an error. The most common mistake in lace knitting is a missing yarn over.…

Fixing a Dropped Brioche Yarn Over

With any knitting technique, mistakes sometimes happen. Most of the time, these mistakes can be corrected without having to rip out a large portion of your knitting. In this video, Brioche knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how easily to fix a dropped yarn over in your Brioche project. A dropped yarn over is one…

Yarn Color Dominance in Stranded Knitting

Stranded colorwork is a technique where more than one color of yarn is used on a row (or round) of knitting. When working this type of colorwork, it’s possible to control the color dominance in the project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how yarn color dominance in stranded knitting works. To begin, Michele…

Russian Bind Off

Having a stretchy bind off edge is critical in projects like toe-up socks or cowls. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the Russian Bind Off, which is a great bind off to have in your knitting tool bag. Michele works the bind off using knit stitches. She works the steps of…

Carrying Two Yarns in Your Right Hand for Stranded Colorwork

Stranded colorwork is a beautiful technique that creates interesting designs in your knitting. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein shares an easy method for carrying two yarns in your right hand while working stranded colorwork projects. When working Fair Isle designs, some knitters will pick up and drop each yarn as they are knitting. Others…

Elastic Bind Off

The elastic bind off is a simple one to work and creates a stretchy bind off for garter stitch, lace projects, and more. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the elastic bind off. Michele discusses that this a knitwise bind off that can be worked on either side of…

Knit a Garter Stitch Half-Pi Shawl

Pi shawls were invented by Elizabeth Zimmermann and are a fun way to knit shawls, blankets, and tablecloths. Half-pi shawls use the same calculations to determine where the increases occur, but a half-circle shape is made instead of a complete circle. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein shows you how to knit an easy and…

Suspended Bind Off

The Suspended Bind Off is a great one to try if you tend to bind off too tightly. This bind off adds a little bit more yarn into the bind off edge, giving it a little more stretch. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the Suspended Bind Off. This bind off…

Blocking a Lace Shawl

Once the knitting on a lace shawl is complete, you’ll likely want to block the piece to open the lace to fully show the beauty of the stitches. In this video, shawl expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to wet block a lace shawl. Wet blocking is commonly used on items that were knit in…